Watch Online: Webinar with Yale & NCSH

Covid-19, Climate Change and Supply Chain Resiliency 

On November 10th, the first webinar in a series of webinars and moderated discussions was arranged in a collaboration between Yale Program on Healthcare Environmental Sustainability and the Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare.

This series of webinars will cover a range of topics on healthcare sustainability, drawing on expertise from the US, the Nordic countries, and beyond. This first webinar is now available to watch on NCSH's youtube channel. 

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About the webinar

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities in the global healthcare supply chain. Supply chain shocks stem from both interruptions in manufacturing and transport, and surges in demand for drugs and materials greatly exceeding supply capacity. The urgent adaptation to the COVID-19 pandemic presents opportunities for establishing a more robust and resilient supply chain, with lessons drawn from the sustainable healthcare movement to address both mitigation and adaptation to climate change. This first webinar in our series offers insights from healthcare leaders, for clinicians, healthcare administrators, business leaders and regulators, intent on building a sustainable healthcare system.


Rosemary Kumwenda, MD, MPH

United Nations Development Program; Sustainable Procurement in Healthcare Coordinator

Lessons from sustainable procurement in the health sector: challenges & opportunities

Patrick Kenney, MD

Associate Professor of Urology, Yale School of Medicine;

Medical Director of Corporate Supply Chain, Yale New Haven Health System;

Founder and Chair, Supply Chain Physician Collaboration, Large Integrated Delivery Network

Covid-19, physicians & supplies: Inability to supply PPE is not the true supply chain crisis

Benn Lawson, PhD, MCIPS

Associate Professor of Operations Management, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

Design and management of a resilient supply chain

Ornella Benedettini, PhD, ING-IND

Visiting Research Fellow, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

The servitization business model: From products to use-oriented services

Andreas Hagnell

Senior Adviser, Environment & Energy Dept. for Growth and Community Development,

Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions

Carbon disclosure in Swedish healthcare: How to include the scope 3 emissions

Adam Robinson, BS

Former Chairperson, Association of Medical Devices Reprocessors

Regional Director, HoverTech International

The reprocessing industry and the impact of Covid-19 on the reverse supply chain


Jodi Sherman, MD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Epidemiology in Environmental Health Sciences, Yale University

Director, Program in Healthcare Environmental Sustainability, Yale University

Daniel Eriksson, MSc

Founder / CEO, Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare

Joe Bialowitz, MSc

Director, Sustainability Solutions, ENGIE Impact

This webinar was arranged as part of a project funded by the Swedish Energy Agency and Nordic Innovation.

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